Obituary for Cheryl S. Roarty (Cappo)
Cheryl S. Roarty, age 67, of Green, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, after battling a short illness. Cheryl was born on February 21st, 1950 in Akron, Ohio to her parents Benjamin and Fern Cappo; the fifth of their eight children.
Cheryl grew up in Firestone Park, graduated from Garfield High School in 1968, and soon after joined General Tire as a secretary. In 1970, Cheryl met her true love, Greg, and one year later they wed. Greg and Cheryl enjoyed 47 wonderful years together. She worked for General Tire until the birth of her first son, Ryan in 1975. She continued on as a homemaker and gave birth to her second son, Kevin in 1979. Later, she would return to the workforce at Akron General Medical Center as a medical secretary. Cheryl retired with more than twenty years of service in 2010.
Cheryl was a member of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with many close ties to her parish and community in Green. She was always the first to be at the side of those in need, and was the most devoted wife, mother, and grandmother known. It is for certain that God put her on this earth to be a wife and mother above all else. Her deep love for family and friends set a shining example that all could follow. Cheryl was a kind and gentle soul, but never afraid to so stand up for those of us she cared about so deeply. It is impossible to count the number of lives Cheryl touched and affected, but it is plain to see the wonderful impact of her generosity that she left behind. We are all better for knowing her, and the world is a better place for having her. Cheryl will be deeply missed, but it is certain that she will continue to watch over and care for her loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Ryan Joseph Roarty; her parents, Benjamin and Fern Cappo; sister, Marlene Frisone; brother, Ronald Cappo; sister-in-law, Julie Cappo; sister-in-law, Judy Cappo; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Cappo; and her precious great niece, Francesca Frisone. She is survived by her loving husband, Greg; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Natalie Roarty; most cherished grandsons, Sean and Connor Roarty; sister-in-law, Stephanie Roarty; brother, Benny Cappo; sister, Bette Lou Cappo; brother, Randy Cappo; brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Emily Cappo; brother, Jeff Cappo; and brother-in-law, Tony Frisone. Also left to remember her warmth and kindess are nephews, Mark Frisone (Jean), David Frisone (Geri Ann), Brian Frisone (Laura), Christopher Cappo, James and Jason Cappo; niece, Erin Zelewski (John), and many great nieces, great nephews, and cousins, from the Cappo, Frisone, and Roarty families along with many good friends.
Cheryl’s immediate family would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Brian Frisone for all his extraordinary effort and commitment for Cheryl during this very difficult time. His love and support has not gone unnoticed.
Calling hours will be SUNDAY from 3-7pm at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.). Mass of Christian Burial will be held MONDAY at 10am at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Internment at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Cheryl’s name to the American Cancer Society.